Voice of Experience: Jennifer Fitzgibbon (RBS Global Banking & Markets)

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Here is an excerpt from a profile of Jennifer Fitzgibbon (Managing Director, Treasurer, Americas, RBS Global Banking & Markets) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Bob's blog entries Global Banking & Markets Jennifer Fitzgibbon Melissa J. Anderson Old Dominion University The Glass Hammer

Men Who Get It: Jim Wall (Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited)

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Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Anderson Scott Page The Gender Dividend The Glass Hammer the global Chief Human Resources Officer Touche Ross University of MichiganHere is an excerpt from an article about Jim Wall (Chief Diversity Officer, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited) written by Melissa J.

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Voice of Experience: Yolande Piazza (Citi)

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Here is an excerpt from a profile of Yolande Piazza (Managing Director, Global Consumer Technology, Citi) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Bob's blog entries Citi Citi’s Managing Director of Global Consumer Technology Citigroup Citi’s Global Consumer Technology Melissa J.

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Four Major Changes in Global Prosperity

Harvard Business Review

It was Abraham Maslow who gave us that famous observation — “when the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” Global Prosperity is Rising. Despite the tumultuous events of the last five years, global prosperity is actually still on the rise.

Four Innovative Initiatives to Attract and Retain Diverse Women

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Here is an article written by Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking, your career and your life.” What makes this article especially valuable is the wealth of [.].

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Voice of Experience: Birgit Neu (HSBC)

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Here is an excerpt from a profile of Birgit Neu (COO, Corporate Development, Global Banking and Markets, HSBC) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City)) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Anderson The Glass Hammer Voice of Experience: Birgit Neu (HSBC Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan [.]. Bob's blog entries A Varied Career Path Melissa J.

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Voice of Experience: Alison Rose (Royal Bank of Scotland)

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Here is an excerpt from a profile of Alison Rose (Head of Cofrporate Coverage and Client Management, EMEA, Global Banking & Markets, Royal Bank of Scotland) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Anderson Royal Bank of Scotland The Glass Hammer

Everybody Loves Bob – Faster Cheaper Better: The 9 Levers for Transforming How Work Gets Done

Strategy Driven

Hershman and Dr. Michael Hammer. The only way to survive in this ever-changing, expanding, globalizing economy is to continually adapt. Michael Hammer was a bold and revolutionary thinker, the coauthor of Reengineering the Corporation, the most important business book of the 1990s.

Voice of Experience: Jennifer Christie (American Express)

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Here is an excerpt from a profile of Jennifer Christie (Chief Diversity Officer and VP, Global Executive, American Express) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Anderson The Glass Hammer Unversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Voice of Experience: Jennifer Christie (American Express) Women in the Financial Services

Self-Promotion for Professionals from Countries Where Bragging Is Bad

Harvard Business Review

In Japan, the nail that sticks out gets hammered down. Career planning Global business Personal effectiveness In India, it’s crabs in a bucket — the one who tries to escape is pulled down by his compatriots. In Australia, it’s tall poppies — and the tallest one gets its head whacked off. Almost every culture has its own metaphor about what happens to people who are judged by their peers to be overreaching. In the U.S.,

8 Ways to Have a Successful Partnership

Leading Blog

In a marketplace gone global, productive partnerships are more crucial than ever. Getting executives into a room and hammering out a contract doesn''t make a deal.

Big-Project Engineers Have to Deal with Too Much Red Tape

Harvard Business Review

Nineteen days later, as rescue crews grew desperate, a 24-year-old field engineer named Igor Proestakis decided to travel to the site with what he hoped was a breakthrough idea: using a particular drilling technology, called cluster hammers, to cut through the collapsed rock. HBR STAFF.

The Businesses That Platforms Are Actually Disrupting

Harvard Business Review

Uber’s global assault on the taxi industry is well known. They used new technology to hammer ad-supported media. Platforms are all the rage these days. Powered by online technologies, they are sweeping across the economic landscape, striking down companies large and small. Many platforms, some household names and others laboring in obscurity, are doing the same in other sectors.

Motivating People Starts with Having the Right Attitude

Harvard Business Review

Seeing compensation as the primary or only tool we can use to motivate high performance is like trying to build a house with only a hammer. As an example, I recently coached a leader who’s responsible for a global organization’s operations in an Eastern European country. Most leaders know what strong motivation looks like.

All Hail the Generalist

Harvard Business Review

To begin, our highly interconnected and global economy means that seemingly unrelated developments can affect each other. In more straightforward language, a man with a hammer is more likely to see nails than one without a hammer. We have become a society of specialists. Business thinkers point to "domain expertise" as an enduring source of advantage in today's competitive environment.

The Long Road to “You’re Hired!”

Harvard Business Review

Chafkin relies on the nifty narrative technique of inverting eight entrepreneurship rules ("Think locally and globally – all at once," for example) to explain what went so terribly wrong. There are now around 100 manual-intensive workstations in three of Toyota''s Japanese factories, where younger employees learn how to, for example, turn and hammer metal into crankshafts.

The Behavioral Science Behind the Negative TV Ads of Trump and Clinton

Harvard Business Review

The first half of the ad hammers this home by saying: “Illegal immigrants convicted of committing crimes get to stay, collecting social security benefits—skipping the line.” In a series of conversations leading up to the U.S.

A Great Negotiator’s Essential Advice

Harvard Business Review

The Program on Negotiation (PON), an active Harvard-MIT-Tufts consortium, draws lessons from the world’s best negotiators. This year, PON honored Ambassador Tommy Koh of Singapore as its 2014 “Great Negotiator.”

The Great Collision

Harvard Business Review

History has revealed that the less-than-average Joes and Janes of the world weren't just capable of working all day long hammering wood into railroads, and they didn't merely want not to be trapped in grinding poverty forever — it turned out the people that were the world's poor just a few decades ago were, by the 21st century, eminently capable of, for example, designing microchips and mapping genomes , and doing so because they wanted lives materially, emotionally, and spiritually rich.

The 5 Requirements of a Truly Innovative Company

Harvard Business Review

In our experience, it can take several months for a company to hammer out its defini­tion of innovation. Global supply chains have been optimized, business processes have been outsourced, and huge investments have been made in new IT tools.

Green Police

Chris Brady

Way #2: Audi agreed with the stance that would require governmentally enforced global eco-wacko-ism and thought it was funny to poke fun at people who don't share the extreme "granola" viewpoint.  Government is like a sledge hammer.

Today's Innovation Can Rise from Yesterday's Failure

Harvard Business Review

After hammering out today's criteria for success, we reached out to the organization globally for as many failed ideas as possible to reevaluate in today's world. This blog was co-authored with Jay F. Terwilliger and Mark H. Sebell, managing partners at Creative Realities, Inc.,

Do Financial Regulators Have Principles?

Harvard Business Review

NFL fans collectively gasped when the hammer came down. Unfortunately that's not a luxury we have with the global financial system. In Fixing the Game: Bubbles, Crashes and What Capitalism Can Learn from the NFL , I argued that the NFL is obsessive about protecting the game for the fans and constantly monitors the actors in the game to ensure that nobody is engaging in activities that damage the fan experience.

Uniting the Religions of Process Improvement

Harvard Business Review

In addition to laying out an approach for making one-time improvements, Reengineering's high priest (the late Michael Hammer) had advice for organizations wanting to sustain improvement. Shell Oil's downstream (refining and retail) businesses have rolled out a global implementation of enterprise software SAP with standard global processes (as the missionaries of BPM would preach). What's more, the company helped develop Hammer's PEMM concept and is now training Lean managers.

Why Rational People Can’t Succeed as Economic Forecasters

Harvard Business Review

Bullock and Warren Persons of the Harvard Economic Service, who are almost completely forgotten now but briefly wielded global influence. That sounds a lot like Philip Tetlock’s hedgehogs and foxes , where the people who keep hammering at it and don’t care if their forecasts are wrong are more likely to be wrong. We’re all used to economic forecasts. We’re also used to them being wrong.

Is America Losing Its Edge in Clean-Energy Tech?

Harvard Business Review

In just the past few years, there has been a global boom in the wind and solar industries, with wind power's generating capacity expanding dramatically and companies competing to offer free solar panels to households. competitiveness in the sense that they would boost consumers' standard of living while increasing companies' ability to succeed globally. American companies have had to slash their margins to compete, and their share prices have been hammered as a consequence.

Balancing Push and Pull Approaches to Improvement

Harvard Business Review

An executive in the company's finance operations adopted a Six Sigma belt-driven approach to reduce costs in the company's global shared service centers. can often have a superior attitude and be zealots with a hammer, so that everything looks like a nail. Almost every process improvement initiative I've researched over the last three years in more than 50 organizations has been pushed from the top.

Four Winning Lessons from the Super Bowl

Harvard Business Review

It is also a great American export, being one of the most-watched sports activities globally, perhaps number two in the world. A virtue that will be tested this off season as the league and the players' union try to hammer out a new collective bargaining agreement.) Even if you don't love American football, you have to love the business brilliance behind the Super Bowl.

Don't Put Your Competitiveness in Jeopardy

Harvard Business Review

As publicity stunts go, having IBM's Watson beat the cognitive stuffing out of all-time Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings is the niftiest bit of artificial intelligence show biz since Deep Blue globally humiliated chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov. These are Jeopardy's John Henrys except that they aren't going to die or even get a headache by digitally souping up their "hammers" when they compete with a Watson.